Frequently Asked Questions

Why coaching?

Tired of doing ministry alone?
Do you want to SHIFT your culture to one that makes disciples of Jesus?
Do you want to be used by God in a more meaningful way?
Do you want to see more lives transformed?
Do you want to make a bigger kingdom difference?
If so…then a SHIFT coaching group is for you! 

What is the coaching format?

Live Interactive Web Conference with a group size of 4-6 like-minded leaders. All Coaching groups are lead by Pastors who have made the SHIFT in their church.

How long are the coaching calls?

These live interactive coaching calls are on an average of 2-3 hours per month.

What are the benefits of a coaching group?

Benefits of a coaching group:

  • Gain insights and strategies
  • Share ministry tools and resources
  • Learn best practices
  • Build strategic relationships with like-minded leaders from all across the country
  • Learn how to create a disciple-making culture
  • and more

Are there any prerequisites?

To be part of a coaching group, you must first attend a Discipleshift1 event. Click here for dates and locations.

Who is coaching for?

The SHIFT Pathway is a unique peer-to-peer coaching group designed for the role you are in.

The SHIFT Pathway is for…

  • Senior Pastors
  • Executive / Associates
  • Small Group / Discipleship Pastors
  • Youth / Young Adult Pastors
  • Men’s / Women’s
  • Worship Pastors

How much does coaching cost?

$150 – $550 / Month (Depending on the size of your church)

Gain insights, strategies, tools, best practices & the opportunity to build strategic relationships that will help you to SHIFT your culture.

What are people saying about being part of a coaching group?

Over the last two weeks as a part of this coaching group God has taken away my “To-do” list and it has been terrifying! Somehow all my items are still getting marked off the list but its no longer my focus. My focus has shifted to people and relationship rather than lists.

I was challenged to rethink priorities and relationships in my life in a good way.

It’s amazing the level of transparency after 4 sessions.

It’s encouraging to hear that other leaders are struggling with similar things. Also to hear about those who used to do things one way, but changed as a result of relationships is huge.

Meet Our
Mentor Coaching Churches

Brandon Bowers
Lead Pastor
Awaken Church
Charleston, SC

Bob Reed
Senior Pastor
CyLife Church
Cypress, TX

Virgil Grant
Senior Pastor
Eastside Community Church
Richmond, KY

Joel Owen
Lead Pastor
Grace Fellowship
Kingsport, TN

Jared Scholz
Senior Pastor
Greenhouse Church
Lawrence, KS

Bobby Harrington
Senior Pastor
Harpeth Community Church
Franklin, TN

Michael Sikes
Lead Pastor
Lifebridge Christian Church
Decatur, AL

Scott Harris
Lead Pastor
Northshore Christian Church
Everett, WA

Stacey Bearden
Executive Pastor
Providence Church
Knoxville, TN

Jim Putman
Senior Pastor
Real Life Ministries
Post Falls, ID

Keith Strasburger
Real Life Ministries
Post Falls, ID

Richie Shaw
Lead Pastor
Real Life
Spokane, WA

Josh Gray
Lead Pastor
Real Life on the Palouse
Moscow, ID

Brandon Guindon
Lead Pastor
Real Life Ministries TEXAS
Tomball, TX

Justin Jordan
Lead Pastor/Elder
Real Life Ministries Treasure Valley
Meridian, ID

Ed Litton
Senior Pastor
Redemption Church
Saraland, AL

Mark Messick
Discipleship Pastor
Redemption Church
Saraland, AL

Matt Nations
Executive Pastor
Riverside Church
Fort Myers, FL


Matt Roberson
Lead Pastor
Houston, TX

Luigi & Michela Incarnato
Senior Pastor
Heart of Ezra Church
Marsala, Italy

Gain insights, strategies, tools, best practices & the opportunity to build strategic relationships that will help you to SHIFT your culture.